Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS
BIOGRAPHY

Professor Niaz Asadullah is an Associate Editor of several WoS journals: Singapore Economic Review (World Scientific), Journal of Human Development and Capabilities (Taylor & Francis),  PLOS One,  International Journal of Educational Development  (Elsevier) & Asia Pacific Education Review (Springer) and Co-Editor of the Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (Springer Nature). He is also on the editorial advisory board of Journal of Poverty and Public Policy (Willey), Journal of Public Affairs (Willey), COMPARE: A Journal of Comparative and International Education (Taylor & Francis), Journal of Demography (Thailand) and  Malaysian Journal of Economics.

 

Professor Asadullah received his Doctorate degree in Economics from Oxford University in 2005. Before coming to Malaysia, he taught economics at Reading University, UK, for seven years. He also held visiting positions at Harvard, Oxford, Manchester, Kent, Dhaka, BRAC, Chulalongkorn and Mindanao State Universities. At the University of Malaya, he additionally served as the Deputy Director of the Centre for Poverty and Development Studies (CPDS) from 2014-2016. Other active affiliations include: Permanent member of the National Agricultural Advisory Council (MPPN), Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MAFI), Government of Malaysia; Visiting Professorial Fellow (University of Manchester); Fellow of the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Peer Review College; Research Fellow of the IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Global Labor Organization (GLO) Lead for Malaysia & South-East Asia; Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA); Co-founder of the Initiative on Education, Gender and Growth in Asia.

 

His past research has focused on poverty, education, labor market, skills formation and gender issues with a focus on South/East Asia and Islamic countries. Current research on COVID19 addresses three themes: (i) impact on the super rich and its implication for wealth inequality; (ii) shift to home schooling and the implications for learning loss, educational & happiness inequality (mental well-being) (iii) the role of digital technology in ensuring learning continuity. (i) & (ii) are supported by "Home Learning & Schooling in Malaysia Survey" (HLSMS) 2021, the first independent evaluation of the government's flagship PdPR scheme (national media coverage: 1 2 3 ). His work has been supported by the Social Security Research Centre (SSRC) and HIR schemes of the University of Malaya as well as international grants such as the Australian Development Research Award Scheme, Leverhulme Trust (UK), International Growth Centre (IGC), the DFID (UK), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), South Asian Network of Economic Research Institutes, Global Education Commission, and the World Bank. He has also consulted for Asian Productivity Organization (APO), BRAC, Oxford Policy Management, BAPPENAS (Government of Indonesia), UN-ESCAP, UNESCO, the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO).

 

He has published in economics journals (Australian Economic Review, Asian Development Review, Bulletin of Economic Research, Cambridge Journal of Economics, China Economic Review, Economica, Economics of Education Review, Education Economics, Feminist Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Economic Psychology, Journal of Economic Studies, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Policy Modelling, Review of the Economics of Household, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, and World Development) as well as non-economics journals (Journal of Biosocial Sciences, Comparative Education Review, Development Policy Review, Economic and Political Weekly, European Journal of Development Research, Food Policy, Global Food Security, Oxford Development Studies, Social Indicators Research, Third World Quarterly, International Journal of Manpower, International Journal of Educational Development and PLoS One).

 

In addition to 50+ ISI journal papers, Prof Asadullah has published 100+ media articles (opinion pieces) in newspapers/magazines including the Project Syndicate, the Conversation, World Economic Forum, the East Asia Forum,  D+C Development and Cooperation, the Diplomat and World Education Forum (UNESCO). He has appeared on interviews with the Al-jazeera, ABC Australia, Astro Awani TV (Malaysia), BBC World Service, Business FM Malaysia, the Economist, the Star (Malaysia),  the Edge Financial Daily & Daily Sabah (Turkey). He has delivered 100+ lectures/keynotes at national/international seminars/symposiums/conferences and has edited/reviewed 400+ research manuscripts for 100+ peer-reviewed ISI/WoS journals .

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Coordinator, University Malaya, 01/09/2017 to 28/02/2018
  • Member, Conference Committee, International Conference On Social Protection (ICSP) - "Migration, Development and Social Welfare: Implications and New Insights". , University Malaya, 10/10/2017 to 11/10/2017
  • Deputy Director, Centre for Poverty and Development Studies (CPDS), University Malaya, 01/05/2014 to 31/12/2016
  • Deputy Head, UNIVERISITI MALAYA, 01/05/2014 to 31/12/2014
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PhD (Economics), ECONOMIC, OXFORD UNIVERSITY, OXFORD, UK
  • MSc (Development for Economics), DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS, OXFORD UNIVERSITY, OXFORD, UK
  • MA (Economics), ECONOMIC, UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA, BANGLADESH
  • BA (Hons)(Economics), ECONOMIC, ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY, INDIA
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • University of Malaya Economics Society (PEKUMA), Advisor, 2021 to present (University)
  • Initiative on Education, Gender and Growth in Asia (Integgra), Others, Since 2015 (International)
  • Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Centre, University of Manchester, UK, Research Fellow, Since 2018 (International)
  • Springer Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics , Others, Since 2018 (International)
  • College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Visiting Research Professor, 2019 to present (International)
  • UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA TERENGGANU , Others, 2021 to present (University)
  • Malaysian Economic Association, Life Member, Since 2019 (National)
  • Associate Editor, BMC Public Health, Advisory Board, 2019 to 2021 (International)
  • IZA INSTITUTE of LABOR ECONOMICS, Research Fellow, 2007 to present (International)
  • Behaviorial Insights (BI) Unit, Malaysian Productivity Corporation (MPC), Others, 2020 to 2021 (National)
  • UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab (IPL) , Member, Since 2020 (International)
  • University Malaya COVID-19 Special Research Grant 2020-2021 (UMCSRG) , Panel Member, 2020 to 2021 (University)
  • Journal of Public Affairs, Editorial Board Member, Since 2020 (International)
  • National Agricultural Advisory Council, Government of Malaysia, Others, 2020 to 2021 (National)
  • Panel Evaluation for Impact Oriented Interdisciplinary Research Programme (IIRG), Panel Member, Since 2020 (University)
  • Child Marriage Research to Action Network (CRANK), A Global Alliance of Girls Not Brides and the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage, Member, Since 2020 (International)
  • Journal of Demography (Thailand), Editorial Board Member, Since 2021 (International)
  • CONVERGE: Working group on COVID-19, Vulnerable Populations, and Wellbeing in Malaysia, Active Member, 2020 to 2020 (International)
  • Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Others, 2019 to 2020 (University)
  • Mindanao State University (Iligan), Visiting Research Professor, 2019 to 2020 (University)
  • TALIM: JOURNAL OF EDUCATION IN MUSLIM SOCIETIES AND COMMUNITIES, Editorial Advisory Board Member, 2018 to 2020 (International)
  • CENTRE ON SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ORGANISATIONAL PERFORMANCE (SKOPE), OXFORD UNIVERSITY , Research Fellow, 2007 to 2019 (International)
  • World Health Organization (WHO), Others, 2019 to 2019 (International)
  • International Journal of Islamic Thoughts (IJITs), Editorial Board Member, 2018 to 2019 (International)
  • Amnesty International, Others, 2019 to 2019 (International)
  • CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF AFRICAN ECONOMIES (CSAE), UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, Affiliate Member, 2009 to 2016 (International)
  • St Andrew's Church of England Primary School (Oxford, UK), Others, 2010 to 2011 (International)
  • Center for International Development (CID), Kennedy School, Harvard University , Others, 2001 to 2001 (University)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH (The socioeconomic impact of Covid-19; distributional consequences of Covid-19; technology-aided solutions to Covid-19 school closure )
  • Development Economics (Income inequality, intergenerational economic mobility, microfinance, NGOs, social capital, economics of happiness, women's empowerment)
  • AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (Food security)
  • LABOUR ECONOMICS (Wage returns to skills (e.g. vocational training vs. apprenticeship); gender discrimination, female labor participation participation, job satisfaction, migration and remittance )
  • ISLAMISATION OF ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONS (Madrasa schooling, Islamic finance, Islam and women's development)
  • EDUCATION POLICY, MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (School quality; private schools; educational governance )
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH (Pro-poor growth, extreme poverty, social protection, sustainable livelihood, Readymade garments industry )
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Refereed Journals
    2022
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Mansor, Norma and Savoia, A (2022) "Understanding a 'Development Miracle': Poverty Reduction, Economic Growth, and Human Development in Malaysia, since 1970s" Journal of Human Development and Capabilities (ISI-Indexed)
    • Amrit Amirapu, M Niaz Asadullah and Zaki Wahhaj (R&R) "Social Barriers to Female Migration" Journal of Development Economics (ISI-index)
    2021
    • Asadullah, Islam and Wahhaj (2021) "Child Marriage, Climate Vulnerability and Natural Disasters" Journal of Biosocial Science ( https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932020000644) (WoS)
    • Asadullah, Mansoor, Randazzo and Wahhaj (2021) "Is Son Preference Disappearing from Bangladesh?" Vol 140, World Development. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, MN., De Cao, E., Khatun, F.Z and Siddique, Z. (2021) "Measuring Gender Attitudes towards Domestic Violence and Child Marriage Using List Experiments" Journal of Population Economics. 34, pages 367 400 (WoS)
    • Asadullah, Hossain and Kambhampati (2021) "Women's Empowerment and Gender-Differentiated Food Allocation in Bangladesh", Review of Economics of the Household. DOI:10.1007/s11150-021-09546-x (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Kambhampati, Uma (2021) Feminization of Farming, Food Security, and Female Empowerment, Global Food Security, Volume 29, 100532. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Mansor, Norma (2021) "Economic Cooperation and Human Development in the D-8 Countries: The Malaysian Model", Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development, 42(1): 1-24. (SCOPUS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Alain Trannoy, Sandy Tubeuf & Gaston Yalonetzky (2021) "Measuring Educational Inequality of Opportunity: Pupil s Effort Matters" World Development. Volume 138. (WoS)
    2020
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Xiao, Saizi (2020) "The Changing Pattern of Wage Returns to Education in Post-Reform China" Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 53, 137-148. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Perera, D. and Xiao, S (2020) Vietnam s Extraordinary Performance in the PISA Assessment: a Cultural Explanation of an Education Paradox, Journal of Policy Modelling, Volume 42, Issue 5, September October 2020, Pages 913-932. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen (2020) "Will South Asia achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030? Learning from the MDGs experience," Social Indicators Research, 152, pages 165 189. (WoS)
    • Xiao, Saizi and Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Social Norms and Gender Difference in Labor Force Participation in China" Feminist Economics, 26:4, 114-148 (WoS)
    2019
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Amin, Sajeda and Chaudhury, Nazmul (2019) Support for Gender Stereotypes: Does Madrasah Education Matter? Journal of Development Studies. Vol 55, Issue 1, pp. 39-56. (WoS)
    • Perera, D. and Asadullah, M Niaz (2019) "Mind the Gap: What Explains Malaysia s Under-performance in PISA?" International Journal of Educational Development. Volume 65, March, Pages 254-263 (WoS)
    • Hossain, Marup, Conner Mullally and Asadullah, M Niaz (2019) Alternatives to Calorie-based Indicators of Food Security: An Application of Machine Learning Methods, Food Policy, 84, 77-91. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Xiao, Saizi (2019) "Labor Market Returns to Education and English-Language Skills in the People's Republic of China: An Update", Asian Development Review, Vol. 36, No. 1, page 80 111 (SCOPUS)
    • Hossain, Mahbub, Asadullah, M Niaz and Kambhampati, U (2019) "Empowerment and Life Satisfaction", World Development, Volume 122, October 2019, Pages 170-183. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Alim, Abdul and Hossain, Anowar (2019) "Enrolling Girls without Learning: Evidence from Public Schools in Afghanistan', Development Policy Review. 37(4), 486-503. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and CHAKRAVORTY, N N (2019) "Growth, Governance and Corruption: A Re-assessment" Third World Quarterly. 40(5), 947-965. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Talukder, Fahema (2019) "The Paradox of the Contented Female Worker: Evidence from Bangladesh s Ready-made Garments Sector", International Journal of Manpower. 40(4), pp. 800-814 (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2019) "Early Marriage, Social Networks and the Transmission of Norms", Economica, 86(344): 801-831. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2019) "How China Escaped the Poverty Trap", Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 20(4), 488-490. (WoS)
    2018
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) Bangladesh s development progress: How well is it positioned to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? South Asia Journal, pages 17-25. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Islam, Kazi and Asadullah, M Niaz (2018) Gender Stereotypes and Education: A Comparative Content Analysis of Malaysian, Indonesian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi School Textbooks, PLoS One. 13(1): e0190807. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190807 (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "Poverty Reduction During 1990-2013: Did MDGs Adoption and State Capacity Matter?, World Development, Volume 105, May, Pages 70 82 (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Maliki (2018) "Madrasah for Girls and Private School for Boys? The Determinants of School Type Choice in Rural and Urban Indonesia" International Journal of Educational Development, 62, 96-111. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Islam, Kazi and Wahhaj, Zaki (2018) "Gender Bias in Bangladeshi School Textbooks Not Just a Matter of Politics or Growing Influence of Islamists", Review of Faith and International Affairs, 16(2), pp 84-89. (SCOPUS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Xiao, Saizi and Yeoh, Emile Kok-Kheng Yeoh (2018) "Subjective Well-being in China, 2005-2010: The Role of Relative Income, Gender and Location" China Economic Review, 48, 83 101. (WoS)
    2017
    • Aziz, Nusrate and Asadullah, M Niaz (2017) "Military Spending, Armed Conflict and Economic Growth", Journal of Economic Studies. Vol 44(1), pp 47 - 68. (SCOPUS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2017) Comments on "China's Growth Slowdown and Prospects for Becoming a High-Income Developed Economy" Asian Economic Papers, Vol.16, No.1, pp.116-119. (WoS)
    • Ng, Sor Tho, Tey, Nai Peng, and Asadullah, M Niaz (2017) What Matters for Life Satisfaction among the Oldest-Old? Evidence from China. PLoS One, 12(2), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171799 (WoS)
    • Amin, Sajeda & Asadullah, Niaz & Hossain, Sara & Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) "Can Conditional Transfers Eradicate Child Marriage?" Economic and Political Weekly, 52(6). (SCOPUS)
    • Amin, Sajeda, Asadullah, M. Niaz, Hossain, Sara and Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) "Eradicating Child Marriage in the Commonwealth: Is Investment in Girls' Education Sufficient?" The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 106(2), pp 221-223. (SCOPUS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2017) "Who Trusts others? Community and Individual Determinants of Social Capital in a Low Income Country" Cambridge Journal of Economics, 41(2): 515-544. (WoS)
    2016
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2016) "Child Marriage Law and Freedom of Choice: The Battle against Early Marriage in Bangladesh," Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 51, Issue No. 3, 16 Jan. (SCOPUS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) "Do Pro-poor Schools Reach Out to the Poor? Location choice of BRAC and ROSC schools in Bangladesh," Australian Economic Review, Vol 49(7), 432 52 (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chaudhury, Nazmul (2016) "To Madrasahs or Not to Madrasahs: The Question and Correlates of Enrolment in Islamic Schools in Bangladesh", International Journal of Educational Development, Volume 49, Pages 55-69. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) "Trust, Trustworthiness, and Traditional Islamic Education", Oxford Development Studies, 44(2), pp. 152-166. (SCOPUS)
    • Ahmed, Kabir, and Asadullah, M Niaz and Khambhampati, Uma (2016) "The Effect of Formal Banks on Household Income and Poverty in Bangladesh", Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 53, issue No. 2. (SCOPUS)
    • Asadullah, M. Niaz (2016) "The Effect of Islamic School Attendance on Academic Achievement," Singapore Economic Review, Vol 61(4), pp 1550052-01 - 1550052-24. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Ara, Jinnat (2016) "Evaluating the Long-run Impact of An Innovative Anti- poverty Program: Evidence Using Household Panel Data," Applied Economics. Vol 48(2), pp 107-120. (WoS)
    2015
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chaudhury, N. (2015) The Dissonance between Schooling and Learning, Comparative Education Review. Vol. 59, No. 3, pp. 447-472. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz & Chakrabarti, Rupa & Chaudhury, Nazmul (2015). "What Determines Religious School Choice? Theory and Evidence from Rural Bangladesh," Bulletin of Economic Research, 67(2), pp. 186-207. (WoS)
    2014
    • Asadullah, M. Niaz & Uma Kambhampati & Florencia Lopez Boo, 2014. "Social Divisions in School Participation and Attainment in India: 1983-2004" Cambridge Journal of Economics, 38(4): 869-893. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Antonio Savoia and Wahiduddin Mahmud, 2014. "Paths to Development: Is There a Bangladesh Surprise?" World Development. Volume 62, October, Pages 138-154 (WoS)
    2013
    • Mahmud, Wahiduddin, Asadullah, M. Niaz, and Antonio Savoia, 2013. Bangladesh's Achievements in Social Development Indicators: Explaining the Puzzle, Economic and Political Weekly, XLVIII(44). (SCOPUS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz & Nazmul Chaudhury, 2013. "Peaceful Coexistence? The Role of Religious Schools and NGOs in the Growth of Female Secondary Schooling in Bangladesh," The Journal of Development Studies, 49 (2): 223-237. (WoS)
    2012
    • Asadullah, M. Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul, 2012. "Subjective Well-being and Relative Poverty in Rural Bangladesh," Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 33(5):940-950. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M. Niaz & Yalonetzky, Gaston, 2012. "Inequality of Educational Opportunity in India: Changes Over Time and Across States," World Development, vol. 40(6):1151-1163. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M. Niaz 2012. "Intergenerational Wealth Mobility in Rural Bangladesh," The Journal of Development Studies, vol. 48(9):1193-1208. (WoS)
    2011
    • Asadullah, M Niaz 2011. "Intra- and inter-household externalities in children's schooling: evidence from rural residential neighbourhoods in Bangladesh," Applied Economics, vol. 43(14):1749-1767. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M. Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul, 2011. "Poisoning the mind: Arsenic contamination of drinking water wells and children's educational achievement in rural Bangladesh," Economics of Education Review, 30(5):873-888. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2011) "A Down Payment on a Brighter Future", eJournal USA: Educating Women and Girls, 15 (12): 27-28. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2010
    • Asadullah, M Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul, 2010. "Religious Schools, Social Values, and Economic Attitudes: Evidence from Bangladesh," World Development, 38(2):205-217. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2010) Educational Disparity in East and West Pakistan, 1947-71: Was East Pakistan Discriminated Against? , Bangladesh Development Studies, vol. 33(3), pages 1-46. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chaudhury, N. (2010) Review of "Faithful Education: Madrassahs in South Asia" by Ali Riaz, European Journal of Development Research, vol. 22(2), pages 273-276, April. (ISI Cited Publication) (WoS)
    2009
    • Asadullah, M Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul 2009. "Reverse Gender Gap in Schooling in Bangladesh: Insights from Urban and Rural Households," The Journal of Development Studies, 45(8):1360-1380. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M. Niaz, 2009. "Returns to private and public education in Bangladesh and Pakistan: A comparative analysis," Journal of Asian Economics, 20 (1):77-86. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz & S. Rahman, 2009. "Farm productivity and efficiency in rural Bangladesh: the role of education revisited," Applied Economics, vol. 41(1):17-33. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz & Chaudhury, Nazmul 2009. "Holy alliances: public subsidies, Islamic high schools, and female schooling in Bangladesh," Education Economics, 17(3):377-394. (SCOPUS)
    2008
    • Asadullah, M Niaz 2008. "Sense in sociability? Maternal education, social capital and child schooling in rural Bangladesh," European Journal of Development Research, 20(3):482-496 (WoS)
    2007
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Chaudhury, Nazmul & Dar, Amit, 2007. "Student achievement conditioned upon school selection: Religious and secular secondary school quality in Bangladesh," Economics of Education Review, 26(6):648-659. (WoS)
    2006
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, 2006. "Pay differences between teachers and other occupations: Some empirical evidence from Bangladesh," Journal of Asian Economics, vol. 17(6), pages 1044-1065, December (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz 2006. "Returns to Education in Bangladesh," Education Economics, 14(4):453-468. (SCOPUS)
    2005
    • Asadullah, M Niaz 2005. "The effect of class size on student achievement: evidence from Bangladesh," Applied Economics Letters, 12(4):217-221. (WoS)
    2004
    • Asadullah, M. Niaz, 2004. "Review of The Costs and Financing of Education: Trends and Policy Implications" by Mark Bray. Asia Pacific Education Review, Volume 5, Number 1. (WoS)
    2002
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, 2002. Review of "The poverty of Development Economics" by Lal, Deepak (2d revised and expanded US edition). Latin American Politcs and Society, 44 (2). pp. 161-165. (WoS)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, 2002. Review of "Economic policy and performance in the Arab world" by Paul Rivlin, Development and Change, 33 (4). pp. 747-748. (WoS)
    Book
    2021
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2021) Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (Section Editor: Labor and Development) . Springer Nature.
    • Khalid, AM, Ferguson, RJ and Asadullah, MN (2021) "Economic Integration and Global Governance in Emerging Modern Muslim Economies: Prospects and Challenges for D-8 Countries". World Scientific, Singapore (Economic Growth Centre Contemporary Series in Modern Economy).
    Book Chapter
    2021
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Mansor, Norma (2021) Malaysia: A Model for Human Development in the D-8? In Ahmed, Ferguson and Asadullah (eds.) Economic Integration and Global Governance in Emerging Modern Muslim Economies: Prospects and Challenges for D-8 Muslim Countries. World Scientific: Singapore.
    2019
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2019) "Changing Status of Women in Malaysia". In "Population Situation Analysis". UNFPA.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2019) "Education and Productivity: Closing the Gap Between Technological Advancement and Skills" In: EDUCATION REFORM FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK: THE SHIFT TO A KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY, Asian Productivity Organization (APO), Tokyo: Japan.
    2009
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Chaudhury, Nazmul and Dar, Amit (2009) Assessing the performance of madrassas in rural Bangladesh. In Harry Anthony Patrinos , Quentin Wodon, Felipe Barrera-Osorio (eds.) Emerging Evidence on Vouchers and Faith-Based Providers in Education. World Bank: Washington, DC.
    2008
    • Asadullah, M. Niaz and Chaudhury, Nazmul (2008) "Holy Alliances: Public Subsidies, Islamic High Schools, and Female Schooling in Bangladesh", pp 209-238. In Mercy Tembon and Lucia Fort (eds.) Girl s Education in the 21st Century: Gender equality, Empowerment and Growth. World Bank: Washington, DC.
    Case Study/Tech. Report
    2022
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2021) "Gender dimensions of non-state Islamic faith-based schools (madrasas) in Asia" UNESCO GMR.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2022) "COVID-19 and the Rise of Shadow Education Market in Malaysia" (mimeo)
    • Asadullah and Sukontamarn (2022) "The impact of COVID-19 on older persons wellbeing"
    • Covid-19 and Financial Inequality Among the Rich in Malaysia
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2022) Home Schooling During the Pandemic: the Experience of Malaysia's PdPR (mimeo)
    2021
    • Asadullah, MN., Biradavolu, M., Rao, B. and Simler, K. (2021) "Listening to the Malaysian Miracle" (mimeo).
    • Asadullah, M Niaz & Nudrat Faria Shreya & Zaki Wahhaj (2021) "Access to microfinance and female labour force participation," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2021-30, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Siang, B. Koay (2021) Crazy Rich Malaysians? Wealth Accumulation During Covid-19 and its Implications for Inequality (mimeo)
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Yalonetzky, G (2021) "Inequality of Digital Opportunities Among the Poor During a Global Pandemic (COVID-19)" (mimeo)
    2020
    • Amrit Amirapu & M Niaz Asadullah & Zaki Wahhaj (2020) "Can Child Marriage Law Change Attitudes and Behaviour? Experimental Evidence from an Information Intervention," Studies in Economics 2001, School of Economics, University of Kent.
    2018
    • Amirapu, Amrit & Asadullah, M Niaz & Wahhaj, Zaki (2018) "Marriage, Work and Migration: The Role of Infrastructure Development and Gender Norms," Studies in Economics 1810, School of Economics, University of Kent.
    • Asadullah, Niaz & Alain Trannoy & Sandy Tubeuf & Gaston Yalonetzky (2018) "Fair and unfair educational inequality in a developing country: The role of pupil s effort," Working Papers 474, ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality.
    2017
    • Asadullah, M Niaz & Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) "Missing from the Market: Purdah Norm and Women s Paid Work Participation," GLO Discussion Paper Series 21, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
    2006
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2006) "Educational Disparity in East and West Pakistan, 1947-71: Was East Pakistan Discriminated Against?," Oxford University Economic and Social History Series _063, University of Oxford, Department of Economics.
    Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
    2021
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Mansoor, N., Randazzo, T. & Wahhaj, Z. (2021) "The Social Returns of Ending Son Bias" The Project Syndicate, 26 February.
    • Asadullah, M. Niaz , Elisabetta De Cao and Zahra Siddique (2021) "Measuring gender attitudes in developing countries" GlobalDev Blog, Global Development Network, 8 March
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Nazia Mansoor, Teresa Randazzo and Zaki Wahhaj (2021) "Son preference and girls education in India and Bangladesh" World Education Forum, UNESCO. 8 March
    • Asadullah, M. Niaz et al (2021) "Addressing Hidden Support for Gender Inequalities: Potential Policy Approaches" GlobalDev Blog, Global Development Network, 15 March
    • Amirapu, Amrit , M Niaz Asadullah and Zaki Wahhaj (2021) "Can the Formal Law Change Attitudes and Behaviour in the Absence of Strict Enforcement? Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh" VoxDev, 8 March
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Rahman, M (2021) "Bridging the Digital & Financial Divide with Bottom-up Entrepreneurship" The Project Syndicate.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz et al (2021) "Using survey experiments to measure gender attitudes", London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Global Health Initiative Blog, 15 May 2021.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Raj, Aaron (2021) Poverty policy making during the pandemic, New Mandala, 1 June.
    2020
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Poor Indonesian families are more likely to send their daughters to cheap Islamic schools" The Conversation, 8 March, 2020.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Research finds gender bias in textbooks of Indonesia and other Muslim majority countries" The Conversation, 19 March.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Is ASEAN s COVID response leaving migrant workers behind?" The Bangkok Post, 30 May 2020.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "COVID-19: Learning Crisis and Girls' Education in Afghanistan", World Education Blog, Global Education Monitoring Report (GMR), UNESCO, 09 April
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Raman, Mishkatur (2020) "COVID-19: Migrant workers cut off from aid but public health at risk" The Edge Financial Daily, 29 April
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Is ASEAN's COVID-19 response leaving migrant workers behind? East Asia Forum, 21 May.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Aulia, Aulia, F, and Maliki (2020) "COVID-19 Pandemic: A Threat To Indonesia s Poor", The ASEAN Post, 26 May.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Bhula-or, Ruttiya (2020) "COVID-19: Why Coronavirus Pandemic Will Worsen Inequality in Thailand" The Diplomat, 28 April.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Aulia, F. and Maliki (2020) "Preventing Poverty Hike During COVID-19: Lessons from Indonesia" The Business Standard. 06 June.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "From Farming to Female Empowerment" The Project Syndicate, 25 June.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Raghunathan, Kalyani (2020) " Fighting Gender Inequality in India During COVID-19 Pandemic" The Diplomat, 26 June 2020.
    • Raghunathan, Kalyani and Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Stemming India's Deepening Gender Inequality During COVID-19", East Asia Forum, 7 July 2020.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Farming could empower millions of women across South Asia - here's how", World Economic Forum, 2 July
    • Aulia, Fisca, Maliki and Asadullah, M Niaz (2020) "Without intervention, model shows COVID19 will plunge at least 3.6 million Indonesians into poverty", The Conversation, 15 May
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Raghunathan, Kalyani (2020) "Tackling India's Deepening Gender Inequality During COVID-19", London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) South Asia Centre, 8 July 2020.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Maliki and Aulia, Fisca (2020) "COVID-19: What can Indonesia learn from past crises to avoid another poverty hike during the pandemic?", The Conversation, 15 May.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2020) "Bangladesh is booming but slide towards authoritarianism could burst the bubble" South Asia Journal Blog, 23 October 2020
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, and Antonio Savoia (2020) "Public Policy Lessons from Kerala's COVID-19 Response" East Asia Forum. 24 Sep 2020.
    • Savoia, A, Sen, K and Asadullah (2020) South Asia: how to ensure progress on reducing poverty isn t reversed by coronavirus, The Conversation, 6 Oct 2020.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Antonio Savoia (2020) "Comparing Pandemic Responses in Kerala and Bangladesh" The Diplomat. 14 Sep.
    2019
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2019) "How Africa can catch up with the world in the fight against poverty" The Conversation, 27 February, 2019.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2019) "Bangladesh is booming, but slide towards authoritarianism could burst the bubble" The Conversation, 1 March, 2019.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2019) "Here's how we can eradicate poverty in Africa faster" World Economic Forum, 4 March.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2019) Early marriage and the persistence of traditional gender norms, VoxDev, CEPR Policy Portal, 11 March
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chen, Theresa (2019) "Asia's Student-debt Time Bomb" The Project Syndicate, 25 June
    • Savoia, A and Asadullah, M Niaz (2019) "Accelerating poverty reduction with stronger state capacity" GlobalDev Blog, Global Development Network, 15 July.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Kambhampati, Uma (2019) "Rural Bangladeshi women: Empowerment, farming and life satisfaction" The London School of Economics (LSE) South Asia Blog, 11 October.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Amin, Sajeda, Hossain, Sara and Zaki Wahhaj (2019) "Is the Law Enough to End Child Marriage?" The London School of Economics (LSE) International Development Blog, 8 November.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chen, Theresa (2019) "Malaysia s student-debt crisis could cripple the economy, unless the government acts", The World Economic Forum, 26 June
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Chakravorty, N N Tarun (2019) "GDP Growth, Export Boom and Rising Corruption in Bangladesh" The London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) South Asia Blog, 19 November.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2019) "Mind the Learning Gap" The Project Syndicate, 15 November.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2019) "How to achieve a quality, universal education" World Economic Forum, 19 November
    2018
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "Bangladesh's Deadly Election" The Diplomat, 24 November.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2018) Eradicating child marriage, Asia Research News, 17 Jan.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Islam, K (2018) "Representation as important as participation" The Daily Star, 30 March
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Islam, Kazi Mukitul (2018) "Gender Stereotypes in Bangladeshi, Indonesian, Malaysian and Pakistani textbooks", World Education Blog, Global Education Monitoring Report (GMR), UNESCO, 20 March
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "From MDGs to SDGs: where next for Bangladesh? Asia Dialogue, Asia Research Institute online magazine - The University of Nottingham, 04 Sep 2018.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Joseph, Jeron (2018) "Concern over rising inequality in Sabah", The Edge Financial Daily, 06 Sep 2018
    • Savoia,Antonio and Asadullah, M Niaz (2018) "Why do some countries reduce poverty faster than others?" Development in Transition, OECD, 26 September.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Fahmy, Farihah (2018) "Protecting our girls from child marriage" The Malaysian Insight, 12 October, 2018
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Fahmy, Farihah (2018) "Protect girls, end child marriages" The New Straits Times, 27 October, 2018
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Antonio Savoia (2018) How can countries reduce poverty faster? The ASEAN Post, 27 Nov 2018
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "From MDGs to SDGs" Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) Blog, University of Oxford, 20 Sep 2018.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "Why Do Some Countries Reduce Poverty Faster Than Others?" Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) Blog, University of Oxford, 17 Oct 2018.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "How Can Countries Reduce Poverty Faster?" The Project Syndicate, 15 November.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Savoia, Antonio (2018) "How Can We Eradicate Poverty by 2030?" World Economic Forum, 19 November.
    2017
    • M Niaz Asadullah and Zaki Wahhaj (2017) "Bangladesh's garment industry: Child labour and options" The Himalayan. 11 May 2017.
    • Amin, Sajeda, Asadullah, M Niaz, Hossain, Sara and Zaki Wahhaj (2017) A Blueprint for Ending Child Marriage. The Project Syndicate, 07 March.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) Mending Bangladesh's Garment Industry, Project Syndicate, 01 May, 2017.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Maliki (2017) "Bottling Indonesia s Gini" Project Syndicate, 01 September 2017.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Maliki (2017) "Narrowing the inequality gap in Indonesia" , Bangkok Post, 11 September 2017
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Maliki (2017) "Indonesia must address its income inequality," The Arab News. 2 September 2017
    • Sajeda Amin, Niaz Asadullah, Sara Hossain and Zaki Wahhaj (2017) Cash Transfers to End Child Marriage: The Indian Experience. Ideas for India, 10 April 2017
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2017) Bangladesh's new child marriage law swings in the wrong direction" The Huffington Post, 08 March.
    • M Niaz Asadullah, Samia Huq, Kazi Mukitul Islam and Zaki Wahhaj (2017) "Gender Stereotypes in Bangladeshi School Textbooks", World Education Blog, Global Education Monitoring Report (GMR), UNESCO, 30 May 2017
    2016
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2016) "Minimum wage attracts girls to factories," D+C Development and Cooperation, 03 January.
    • Wahhaj, Zaki and Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) "What is driving the increase in child marriage in Bangladesh?" Open Democracy, 7 April 2016
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) "Terrorism: Look Beyond Private Schools" D+C Development and Cooperation, 28 July 2016.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Wahhaj, Zaki (2016) "Marriage instead of graduation" Development and Cooperation D+C, 03 August.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Abdul Alim and Fathema Khatun (2016) "Ending child marriage and closing the education gap" The Independent (Bangladesh) 10 Aug 2016.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz and Zaki Wahhaj (2016) "Social attitudes that view female child marriage as a means of protecting respectability need to change" The London School of Economics (LSE) South Asia Blog, 27 July.
    2015
    • "Child Marriage Law and freedom of choice", The Daily Star, 29 August 2015 (with Zaki Wahhaj)
    • Sustaining Women's Literacy and SDGs, 13 September 2015, Op-ed in The Daily Star (with Zaki Wahhaj).
    • "Vietnam's PISA Surprise", feature article in The Diplomat, 01 November 2015 (with D Perera)
    • "Vietnam's High Pisa Scores Cause a Stir", Op-ed Article in Bangkok Post, 04 November 2015.
    2014
    • "Managing Malaysia's Education Crisis", 15 December 2014. Article published by The Edge (Malaysia).
    • "Looking East", March 3, 2014. Op-ed in Dhaka Tribune.
    • "Quality Education for All" 11 Feb 2014. Opinion piece in The Daily Star (Bangladesh).
    • "Gender gap in education is result of policy priorities" 16 Oct 2014. Article in The Korea Herald (South Korea).
    • "Will India's Social Development Stagnate Under Modi?", 01 July 2014. Opinion piece in East Asia Forum (EAF), Australian National University (ANU).
    • "An education in gender equity", 14 October 2014. Opinion piece in The Straits Times (Singapore).
    • "Perspective: Female schooling under threat", 12 October 2014. Op-ed in New Straits Times (NST).
    • "Saving Grameen Bank, Sustaining the Bangladesh Paradox" 06 December 2014, feature article in The Diplomat (with Zaki Wahhaj)
    • "No magic bullet to close gender gap in developing countries", 4 November 2014. Article in World Bank Blog on "End Poverty in South Asia" (with Zaki Wahhaj).
    2013
    • "Development Billboards: Numbers Don't Lie, or Do They?" December 12, 2013. Op-ed in The New Age.
    • "Still in the Last Row", June 29, 2013. Op-ed in the Hindu (India) (With Uma Kambhampati)
    Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)
    2016
    • Asadullah, M Niaz, Khatoon, Fathema and Alim, Abdul (2016) "Ending Child Marriage, Closing the Education Gap" United Nations University (UNU) -- World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER) Blog
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2016) Dhaka cafe attack: don't blame private education for radicalisation in Bangladesh. The Conversation (Australia). 3 August 2016.
    • Asadullah, M Niaz et al (2016) "Jeffrey Sachs on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals - we need a victory of ideas", The Huffington Post, 17 October 2016.
    2015
    • Asadullah, M Niaz 2015. "Bangladesh s politicians should keep their hands off Grameen Bank" Opinion piece in East Asia Forum (EAF). Jan 09, 2015 (With Zaki Wahhaj)
    • "Pathways to Development", 15 January, 2015. Blog article re-published by "Effective States and Inclusive Development" (ESID) Centre, UK
    • "Delaying Marriage, Educating the Next Generation", Article on BRAC blog, 26 July 2015 (with Abdul Alim and Fathema Khatun).
    • Asadullah, M Niaz (2015) "In school but not learning" Article on BRAC blog, 5 March (with Abdul Alim and Fathema Khatun).
    • "Learning Crisis in South Asia", 27 March 2015. Article published by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) on Asia-Pathways blog.
    • "Vietnam s PISA surprise: It s not about the resources", Article in the Child Poverty and Development blog, Oxford University, 02 November 2015 (with D Perera)
    • "Vietnam's Performance in PISA" Blog article published by the University of Manchester, 04 November 2015.
    2014
    • "Closing the gender gap in the developing world", 4 November 2014. Article in "World Economic Forum" (WEF) blog.
    • "Gender equity in schools in Muslim countries: it can be done", 13 Oct 2014. Opinion piece in The Conversation (Australia).
    • Measuring graduate unemployment, May 1, 2014. Op-ed in BDNEWS24.com.
    • "Will India s social development stagnate under Modi?" July 3, 2014. Article published by Indian Council on Global Relations.
    • "Pathways to Development", 5 December, 2014. Blog article published by Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) (With Antonio Savoia)
    • "Nobel Peace Prize win for Malala and Kailash is a beacon of hope for children's rights", 10 Oct 2014. Opinion piece in The Conversation (UK) (With Zaki Wahhaj)
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    BRAC
  • COVID-19: Impact on Schooling, Learning and Child Labor , Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2021 (International)
  • Global Initiative for Development Alternative
  • South Asia Multi-country Study on Covid-19 Risk Perception and Coping Strategies, Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2021 (International)
  • Health Risks and Smoking Status During a Pandemic (Covid-19): A Large Scale Longitudinal Survey , Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2022 (International)
  • World Bank
  • Malaysian Living Standards Qualitative Study (MLSQS) 2019, Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2020 (International)
  • UNU-WIDER grant
  • Access to Microfinance and Female Labour Force Participation, Principal Investigator(PI), 2019 - 2020 (International)
  • Geran Penyelidikan Fakulti (GPF) 2018-001
  • Palm Oil and Poverty in East Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2020 (National)
  • Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP)
  • Infrastructure Development and Rural Poverty in East Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019 (National)
  • Economic Development and Institutions (EDI) , DFID
  • Peer Effects of Child Marriage Law on Marriage Customs: A Randomized Control Trial (RCT) Evaluation , Consultant, 2018 - 2019 (International)
  • Social Security Research Centre (SSRC)
  • Work, Family and Child Care: Retaining Women in the Labor Market in Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019 (National)
  • Population Study Unit (PSU), FEA, UM
  • Poverty Persistence in Sabah, Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2018 (National)
  • International Funding
  • Child Marriage Law, Gender Norms and Marriage Customs (Economic Development and Institutions, DfID Research Programme), Consultant, 2017 - 2018 (International)
  • Access To Microfinance And Female Labour Force Participation, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/01/2020 to 30/07/2021, United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) (International)
  • Malaysian Living Standards Qualitative Study (mlsqs), Principal Investigator(PI), 31/01/2019 to 30/04/2020, The World Bank (Knowledge and Research Hub) (International)
  • NONE
  • The Economics of Intimate Partner Violence, Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2019 (International)
  • MDGs and Global Poverty Reduction During 1990s and 2000s, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2017 (International)
  • Population Studies Unit (PSU)
  • Health, Happiness and Well-being in Old Age in China , Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2016 (National)
  • Employee Well-being in Malaysia s Financial Sector: An Analysis of Demographic and Institutional Factors, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2016 (National)
  • Social Security Research Council (SSRC), University of Malaya
  • Post-MDGs and Beyond: Lessons and Policy Challenges for Malaysia and ASEAN countries , Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2016 (National)
  • Self-funding
  • "Schooling without learning in Pakistan", The World Bank, Washington DC , Consultant, 2015 - 2015 (International)
  • "The role of geography and poverty in household education decisions in Indonesia" BAPPENAS (Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning) , Consultant, 2014 - 2016 (International)
  • High Impact Research (HIR)
  • "The China Model: Implications of the Contemporary Rise of China" , Consultant, 2013 - 2016
  • Australian Development Research Awards (ADRA) Scheme
  • The Role of Secondary Schooling and Gender Norms in the Long-term Opportunities and Choices of Rural Bangladeshi Women, Consultant, 2013 - 2016 (International)
  • International Growth Centre (IGC)
  • Growth, Governance and Economic Development in Bangladesh, Principal Investigator(PI), 2012 - 2013 (International)
  • School Choice in Rural Bangladesh, Principal Investigator(PI), 2011 - 2012 (International)
  • South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI)
  • The Effectiveness of Private versus Public Schools in Bangladesh and Pakistan, Principal Investigator(PI), 2003 - 2005 (International)
  • RU Geran - Fakulti Program
  • Palm Oil And Poverty In East Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/09/2018 to 30/11/2020, Research University (Government)
  • Bantuan Khas Penyelidikan (BKP Special)
  • Communication Infrastructure Development And Rural Poverty In Sabah, Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/05/2018 to 30/04/2019, Research University (Government)
  • SUPERVISION
    External Supervision
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Completed
    • The Impact of Shocks and Intra-household Bargaining Power on Food and Nutrition Security, Natasha Gaskin-Peters, U0552007 (Post Graduate Student)
    • Local financial development and household poverty, Kabir Ahmed, U0552007 (Post Graduate Student)
    • Women's empowerment and food security, Mahbub Hossain, U0552007 (Post Graduate Student)
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Completed
    • INTEREST RATE SENSITIVITY OF ISLAMIC INDICES, Muhammad Shariq, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    Ongoing
    • Women's participation in the informal sector and provision of social protection in Malaysia, Sharifa Nabilah, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • The economics of education and poverty in China, Saizi Xiao, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Media interview - the Star (Malaysia) on financial support for COVID-19 victims - "Aid for next of kin". 15 August 2020, 15/08/2021 to 15/08/2021 (National)
    • Media interview - by the Business FM Malaysia (morning run) "Pandemic squeeze on salary and wages" 19 July 2021. , 19/07/2021 to 19/07/2021 (National)
    • Media interview - Business FM (Malaysia) evening show - "Ending migrant worker abuse", 21 June 2021. , 21/06/2021 to 21/06/2021 (National)
    • Media interview - by The Economist (UK) for the news report "Bangladesh’s government cracks down on a big Islamist group" 29 May 2021 , 29/05/2021 to 29/05/2021 (International)
    • Interviewed by Business FM Morning Show (Live) - "Thinking long-term" (on government policy on foreign talents and labor re-calibration program) 23 April 2021 , 23/04/2021 to 23/04/2021
    • Live interview: Astro AWANI TV Tonight show: "Youth graduating into minimum wage. What is the solution?" 5th April 2021, 05/04/2021 to 05/04/2021
    • BBC World Business Report interview "Bangladesh's readymade garments sector", 26 Mar, 2021 , 26/03/2021 to 26/03/2021
    • Exclusive media interview - The Edge Financial Daily "Blend online learning with traditional education for best outcomes" 14 March, 14/03/2021 to 14/03/2021 (National)
    • Media interview - the Daily Prothom Alo "Patriarchy still shapes actual fertility decision making" 25 February , 25/02/2021 to 25/02/2021 (International)
    • Interviewed by Business FM Morning Show (Live) - "Closing the parental divide" (on government policy on online teaching) 3 Feb 2021 , 03/02/2021 to 03/02/2021
    • Interviewed by the Edge Financial Daily. "Bridging the gap between agriculture and food security" Weekend cover story, 05/07/2020 to 05/07/2020
    • Interviewed by BBC (Bengali) Radio on the impact of COVID-19 on schooling and learning , 25/06/2020 to 25/06/2020
    • Interviewed by Business FM Morning Show (Live) - "No Entry" (on government policy to regulate employment of migrant workers) 24 June 2020, 24/06/2020 to 24/06/2020
    • Interviewed by the Edge Financial Daily. "An opportune time to reinvent Malaysia's labor market" Weekend cover story, 22/06/2020 to 22/06/2020
    • Interview by Astro Awani "#ConsiderThis: Contract Work - A Precarious Life?" Live TV Interview. , 18/06/2020 to 18/06/2020
    • Interviewed by the BFM (Business Radio Station) "3D Jobs Incompatible with the Malaysian Dream?", 20/05/2020 to 20/05/2020
    • Media interview - the BFM (Business Radio Station) "Unemployment could hit 6% or higher" , 16/05/2020 to 16/05/2020 (National)
    • Interviewed by the BFM (Business Radio Station) "COVID-19 Will Leave an Uneven Impact on Unemployment" , 04/05/2020 to 04/05/2020
    • "A conversation with academic economist" - a lecture for 6th Form students on the subject of Social Economics at Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar (KTJ) ., 18/10/2019 to 18/10/2019
    • Interviewed by ABC Radio Network on "student debt crisis in Asia" for the Counterpoint program "Big tech breakup" (Presenter: Australian Minister Amanda Vanstone), 15/07/2019 to 15/07/2019
    • Interviewed by the BFM (Business Radio Station) on "Reducing Liabilities, A Labour of Love", 16/05/2019 to 16/05/2019
    • Interviewed by Colors FM Radio Station on "Child Marriage Restrain Act 2017" (in collaboration with BLAST), 29/04/2019 to 29/04/2019
    • Interviewed by the Star (Malaysia) for R.AGE Newsflash "Income inequality is a symptom of education inequality", 24/10/2018 to 24/10/2018
    • Interviewed by the Turkish newspaper SABAH for a feature story entitled ""Türkiye'deki imam hatipler iyi bir rol model"", 10/04/2018 to 10/04/2018
    • Interviewed by the Edge (Malaysia) for a feature story entitled "The growing wealth gap: A fate we cannot afford", 06/11/2017 to 06/11/2017
    • Interviewed by the BFM (Business Radio Station) on "Capabilities, Not Income" , 17/01/2017 to 17/01/2017
    • Foundation Training Course (FTC) lecture for civil servants on "The Concept of Development", Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), The Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 16/10/2016 to 16/10/2016
    • Interviewed by Al Jazeera (international) for a feature story entitled "Can madrassas help developing countries?", 13/03/2014 to 13/03/2014
    ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • "ACADEMIC PROFESSION IN THE KNOWLEDGE-BASED SOCIETY (APIKS)", Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Government of Malaysia , 2021 to 2021 (Project)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), 2019 to 2019 (Project)
  • PhD Thesis Evaluation, Preston University, Pakistan, 2019 to 2019 (Thesis)
  • Assessor of FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH GRANT Proposal, University Technology PETRONAS, Malaysia, 2019 to 2019 (Project)
  • PhD Thesis Evaluation, Preston University, Pakistan, 2018 to 2018 (Thesis)
  • PhD Thesis evaluation, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), 2018 to 2018 (Thesis)
  • Panel Member, NEWTON-UNGKU OMAR FUND (NUOF) Mobility Grants (Social Science & Humanities), Academy of Sciences Malaysia , 2018 to 2018 (Project)
  • PhD Thesis evaluation, Monash University (Malaysia), 2018 to 2018 (Thesis)
  • External peer reviewer, The EU-India Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (EqUIP), ESRC UK, 2018 to 2018 (Project)
  • External peer reviewer, Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Scheme, UK Research and Innovation, Research Councils UK (RCUK) , 2018 to 2018 (Project)
  • PhD Thesis evaluation, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), 2018 to 2018 (Thesis)
  • Assessment of submissions to the 2018 HDCA Conference on Human Development and Social Inclusion in an Urbanizing World, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 30 August 01 September. , 2018 to 2018 (Conference papers)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) , 2018 to 2018 (Project)
  • PhD Thesis evaluation, School of Distance Education, University Sains Malaysia (USM), 2018 to 2018 (Thesis)
  • External peer reviewer, Newton RCUK-Colciencias Research Partnerships Grant Scheme 2017, 2018 to 2018 (Project)
  • Evaluation Panel Member, Newton-Ungku Omar Fund (NUOF), Academy of Sciences Malaysia , 2017 to 2017 (Workshop proposals)
  • Book proposal review for Springer Nature, 2017 (Book)
  • Book proposal review for Routledge: Taylor and Francis (UK) , 2017 to 2017 (Book)
  • Book proposal review for Routledge: Taylor and Francis (Singapore) , 2017 (Book)
  • Evaluation Panel Member, Newton-Ungku Omar Fund (NUOF), Academy of Sciences Malaysia , 2017 to 2017 (Reseach grant application)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), 2017 to 2017 (Project)
  • Book proposal review for Springer, 2016 (Book)
  • Book proposal review for Routledge: Taylor and Francis, 2016 (Book)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), 2016 (Project)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), 2015 to 2015 (Project)
  • Reviewer, Emerging Research Fund Scheme (ERFS), Taylor's University , 2015 (Project)
  • Evaluation of research report commissioned by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute, 2014 , 2014 to 2014 (Project)
  • Evaluation of research proposals submitted to "Fundamental Research Grant Scheme" (FRGS) scheme of Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE)., 2014 (Project)
  • Member of the Peer Review Panel, ESRC-DFID (UK) Joint Research Scheme on Growth and Poverty (2011-12 round), 2011 to 2012 (Intertnational research grant (large) scheme)
  • Expert Linkages
    (Linkages Description),(Organisation),(Duration of Involvement),(Level)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Asian Development Review, 2019 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), World Development, 2019 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Review of Economics and Statistics , 2019 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), International Journal of Manpower, 2019 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Review of Development Economics, 2019 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018 (International)
  • reviewer , International Journal of Manpower, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Asia Pacific Economy, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Economic Modelling, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Social Science Research (SSR), 2018 (International)
  • reviewer (article in journal), Chinese Journal of Population, Resources and Environment, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Development Studies, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Economic Inequality, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Third World Quarterly, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), PLOS One, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Applied Economics, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal) , Journal of Population Economics, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), World Development, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Singapore Economic Review, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), International Journal of Educational Development, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Feminist Economics, 2018 (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Economics of Education Review, 2017 (International)
  • Reviewer (Article in journal), Journal of Inetrnational Development, 2017 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Compare, 2017 (International)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Educational Development, 2017 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), International Journal of Manpower, 2017 (International)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Happiness and Development , 2017 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Asian Development Review, 2017 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), China Economic Review, 2017 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Development Studies, 2017 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Economics Bulletin, 2017 (International)
  • Reviewer (manuscript), World Development, 2017 (International)
  • Reviewer (journal manuscript), Journal of Family Issues, 2017 (International)
  • Reviewer (journal manuscript), Journal of Development Studies, 2017 (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Development Studies, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, Environment and Development Economics, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer (journal manuscript), Economics Bulletin, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, Economic Inquiry, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Journal of Poverty Alleviation and International Development, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, community development, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Climate Change Economics, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), International Journal of Happiness and Development, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, PLOS one, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, Demography , 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, Asia Pacific Education Review, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, Asia Pacific Education Review, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Educational Development, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies (MJES), 2016 (National)
  • Reviewer, World Development, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Economic Psychology, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Development Studies, 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, Asian Journal of Law & Economics , 2016 (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Happiness Studies, 2015 (International)
  • Reviewer, PLOS one, 2015 (International)
  • Reviewer, Economic Modelling, 2015 (International)
  • Reviewer, Asia Pacific Education Review, 2015 (International)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Educational Development, 2015 (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of School Choice, 2015 (International)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Institutions and Economies, 2015 (University)
  • Reviewer, Social Science and Medicine, 2015 (International)
  • Reviewer, Economics and Human Biology, 2014 (International)
  • Reviewer, Comparative Education Review, 2012 (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2012 (International)
  • Reviewer, Agricultural Economics, 2012 (International)
  • Reviewer, Singapore Economic Review, 2011 (International)
  • Reviewer, Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2011 (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of International Development, 2011 (University)
  • Reviewer (article in journal), Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2010 (International)
  • Reviewer, World Bank Economic Review, 2010 (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Population Economics, 2010 (International)
  • Reviewer, World Development, 2010 (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Development Studies, 2009 (International)
  • Reviewer, Southern Economic Journal, 2009 (International)
  • Reviewer, Review of Development Economics, 2008 (International)
  • Reviewer, Review of Economics of the Household, 2008 (International)
  • Reviewer, Prospects (UNESCO's Quarterly Review of Comparative Education), 2008 (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 2008 (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Economic Papers, 2008 (International)
  • Reviewer, Applied Economics, 2008 (International)
  • Reviewer, Food Policy, 2007 (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Bio-social Science, 2007 (University)
  • Reviewer, Economics of Education Review, 2007 (International)
  • Reviewer, Population and Development Review, 2007 (International)
  • Reviewer, Contemporary South Asia, 2007 (International)
  • Reviewer, Education Economics, 2006 (International)
  • Reviewer, European Journal of Development Research, 2006 (International)
  • Reviewer, Journal of African Economies, 2006 (International)
  • Reviewer, Oxford Development Studies, 2005 (International)
  • Academic/Technical Contribution
    (Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • Discussant, World Bank Conference on "Globalization: Contents and Discontents", January 15-16, 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, World Bank, 2019 - 2019 (Resource Person)
  • Workshop on the Impact of Education Policies on National Productivity Growth, 14 17 Aug. 2018, Manila, The Philippines, Asian Productivity Organization" (APO), 2018 - 2018 (Resource Person)
  • Technical Committee Member, 9th International Conference on Economics, Trade and Development (ICETD 2019), Feng Chia University, Taichung , Taiwan , Feng Chia University, Taichung , Taiwan , 2018 - 2019 (Committee Member)
  • Independent External Reviewer, Staff Promotion Panel, University Putra Malaysia (UPM), 2017 - 2018 (Committee Member)
  • UN ESCAP panel on "Drivers and Policies to Address Multidimensional Inequalities in Asia and the Pacific", the Indonesia Development Form 2017, 9-10 August., UN ESCAP, 2017 - 2017 (Resource Person)
  • Workshop on sustainable livelihood and poverty , Poverty Alleviation Program, Ministry of National Development Planning, BAPPENAS, Indonesia, 2014 - 2014 (Resource Person)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • Top Global Reviewer (Cross Field), Publons, 2019 (OTHERS)
    • Top Global Reviewer (Social Sciences), Publons, 2019 (OTHERS)
    • Top Global Reviewer (Economics and Business), Publons, 2019 (OTHERS)
    • Outstanding reviewer (International Journal of Educational Development), ELSEVIER, 2018 (RESEARCH)
    • Outstanding reviewer (World Development), ELSEVIER, 2017 (RESEARCH)
    • Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, Leverhulme Trust, UK, 2011 (RESEARCH)
    • Fellow of Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), Royal Society of Arts, UK, 2011 (SPECIAL)
    • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy (HEA), United Kingdom, 2010 (SPECIAL)
    • University Gold Medal, Aligarh Muslim University, India, 1996 (OTHERS)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    PLEANARY SPEAKER
  • The Politics, Economics and Governance of COVID-19 Pandemic Response, Liberal Leaders Summit, 09/09/2021 to 11/09/2021, De La Salle University-Manila, The Philippines  (International)
  • Behavioral Insights for Malaysia's Public Policy, National Conference on Behavioural Insights (BI) 2021: Spearheading Efficient Public Policy Delivery, Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), Govt of Malaysia, 23 March 2021 , 23/03/2021 to 23/03/2021, MPC, Government of Malaysia (National)
  • COVID-19, SCHOOLING AND LEARNING POVERTY,, STEMEIC2020, STEM Education During and Post Covid-19: Integrating Pedagogy and Technology to ensure Resilience, Quality, Equity, and Sustainability , 25/11/2020 to 27/11/2020, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology | P.O Box 190 - 50100, Kakamega, Kenya (International)
  • "COVID-19, Education and Youth Employment", Budget 2021 Forum, 14/11/2020 to 14/11/2020, Higher Education Association of Malaysia (HEYA) (National)
  • "TACKLING THE GLOBAL LEARNING CRISIS", THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUTURE OF EDUCATION 2020, 22/06/2020 to 23/06/2020, The International Institute of Knowledge Management (International)
  • Sustaining growth and managing inequality: reassessing public policy responses, International Conference on Public Administration & Development (ICPAD), Govt of Bangladesh, 05/02/2020 to 08/02/2020, Government of Bangladesh (International)
  • ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY BY 2030: PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES, International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 05/12/2019 to 06/12/2019, TIIKM (International)
  • WHY IS MALAYSIA UNDER-PERFORMING in PISA?, INPUMA International Conference on Emerging Issues in Public Policy: Global Trends and Projections , 05/08/2019 to 06/08/2019, INPUMA, University of Malaya, Malaysia  (International)
  • EDUCATION 4.0: TECHNOLOGY, TEACHERS AND LEARNERS, GLO-MSUIIT Public Lecture on the 4th Industrial Revolution , 08/02/2019 to 08/02/2019, GLOBAL LABOR ORGANIZATION (GLO) & Mindanao State University -- Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), The Philippines. (International)
  • ISLAM, WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT , Public lecture on Religion and Gender, 07/02/2019 to 07/02/2019, Mindanao State University -- Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), The Philippines. (International)
  • ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY: PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES, Public lecture on Poverty, 06/02/2019 to 06/02/2019, Mindanao State University -- Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), The Philippines. (International)
  • INDUSTRY 4.0 AND THE ROLE OF THE ACADEME , Public lecture on 4th Industry Revolution, 04/02/2019 to 04/02/2019, Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT), The Philippines. (International)
  • THE RACE BETWEEN HUMAN CAPITAL AND TECHNOLOGY, "Collaborative Innovation of Economic Society in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)" - The International Seminar on Business, Economics, Social Sciences and Technology 2018 , 05/12/2018 to 05/12/2018, Universitas Terbuka (Open University Indonesia) (International)
  • Beyond the Bangladesh Paradox: Meeting the SDGs Targets by 2030, Public Lecture, 02/02/2017 to 02/02/2017, Khulna University Economics Society (KUES) (International)
  • Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030: Challenges for South Asia, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT, GOVERNANCE AND TRANSFORMATION, INSEARCH 2016, 27/12/2016 to 28/12/2016, Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) (International)
  • Child Marriage in Bangladesh: Current Situation and Potential Remedies, Policy Seminar, 03/09/2015 to 03/09/2015, East West University (International)
  • Ending Child Marriage - Empowering Girls or Strengthening the Rule of Law, Public Seminar, 02/09/2015 to 02/09/2015, BRAC (International)
  • INVITED SEMINAR
  • Impact of COVID-19 on Women and Girls in Asia and the Pacific, International webinar , 16/03/2021 to 16/03/2021, IMPRI, India (International)
  • Methodological Challenges for Research on Human Rights Issues, Seminar , 03/12/2019 to 03/12/2019, Amnesty International South Asia Regional Office (SARO) (International)
  • Publishing in Quality Journal, Publishing in Quality Journal, 8 July, 2019, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 08/07/2019 to 08/07/2019, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya (University)
  • Female Seclusion from Paid Work: A Cultural Preference or Social Norm?, Joint IESR - GLO workshop on "Belt and Road" Labour Markets, 21/03/2019 to 22/03/2019, Global Labor Organization (GLO) and INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH (IESR), Jinan University, China (International)
  • Poverty Persistence in East Malaysia: The Role of Economic Growth, History and Politics, Public seminar on "Poverty Persistence in East Malaysia: The Role of Economic Growth, History and Politics", 07/09/2018 to 07/09/2018, University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) (National)
  • Education Quality in Islamic Countries, Public seminar, 09/04/2018 to 09/04/2018, ONDER Academy, Istanbul, Turkey (International)
  • Women's Migration, Marriage, and Work , Joint IESR - GLO workshop, Jinan University, China, 12/03/2018 to 13/03/2018, Joint INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH (IESR), Jinan University, China (International)
  • Early Marriage, Social Networks and the Transmission of Norms, Research Seminar, 01/03/2018 to 03/03/2018, Department of Economics, Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore (International)
  • Poverty Reduction, Economic Growth and Human Development in Malaysia, Half-baked seminar series, the World Bank, Malaysia, 13/02/2018 to 13/02/2018, The World Bank, Malaysia (National)
  • INVITED SPEAKER
  • COVID-19, the Pandemic Plutocrats and the New Poor, Sunway University Economic Society Webinar on "The Colors of Inequality", 24/07/2021 to 24/07/2021, Sunway University, Malaysia (National)
  • Right Education, Right Skill, Right Job, Right Wages, SPEAKER eSPO WEBINAR SERIES 2021 on "Right Education, Right Skill, Right Job, Right Wages", the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) & Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC), 30 April 2021, 30/04/2021 to 30/04/2021, MITI & MPC (National)
  • Happiness Among adolescents during Covid-19, Lecture series on wellbeing during the pandemic, College of Population Studies (joint GLO and Chulalongkorn University webinar), 9th April 2021 , 09/04/2021 to 09/04/2021, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (International)
  • Publishing in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) Journals, Publication & training workshop for staff capacity building , 22/02/2021 to 22/02/2021, NST University, Bangladesh  (International)
  • Measuring gender attitudes using list experiments, Joint GLO & UNU-MERIT webinar , 28/01/2021 to 28/01/2021, Global Labor Organization (International)
  • Sustaining the Growth Trajectory: Lessons from Southeast Asia, Economic Management Module, 130th Advanced Course on Administration and Development (ACAD) for Civil Servants, 21/01/2021 to 21/01/2021, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), Government of Bangladesh  (International)
  • Sustaining Growth in the Asian Tiger Economies, Guest lecture for Civil Servants, 130th Advanced Course on Administration and Development (ACAD), Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), 6 Dec 2020., 06/12/2020 to 06/12/2020, Government of Bangladesh (International)
  • Conducting Rapid Response Research: Economic Impact of COVID-19, Public Webinar on Coronavirus Pandemic, 24/04/2020 to 24/04/2020, Dept of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya (National)
  • Rural Bangladeshi Women: Work, Marriage, Farming and Well-being, Gender in Agriculture Panel of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Conference on The Role of Gender in South Asian Food Systems ., 23/02/2020 to 24/02/2020, United Kingdom Research & Innovations (UKRI) (International)
  • Role of Education in Ending Global Poverty, Research seminar, 02/12/2019 to 02/12/2019, Amnesty International South Asia Regional Office (SARO) (International)
  • Child Marriage, Cash Transfers and Gender Norms, WHO-UNICEF forum on Advancing the evidence base on strategies to end child marriage & support married girls , 30 September 2 October 2019, , 30/09/2019 to 02/10/2019, World Health Organization (International)
  • Ending Early Marriage: Lessons from Malaysia and Bangladesh, Workshop on preventing child marriage through birth registration certificate , 03/12/2018 to 04/12/2018, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), The Republic of Indonesia (International)
  • "The Race Between Technology and Skills: The Role of Education Policy", Workshop on the Impact of Education Policies on National Productivity Growth, 14 17 Aug. 2018, Manila, The Philippines, Asian Productivity Organization" (APO), Resource Person, 2018-2018, (International), 14/08/2018 to 17/08/2018, Asian Productivity Organization" (APO) (International)
  • "Technology, Industrial Revolution 4 and Inclusive Growth", Workshop on the Impact of Education Policies on National Productivity Growth, 14 17 Aug. 2018, Manila, The Philippines, Asian Productivity Organization" (APO), Resource Person, 2018-2018, (International), 14/08/2018 to 17/08/2018, Asian Productivity Organization (APO) (International)
  • Poverty Reduction, Economic Growth, and Human Development in Malaysia, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGING CHANGE FOR BETTER PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY: SOUTH AND SOUTH-EAST ASIAN EXPERIENCE , 05/11/2017 to 06/11/2017, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), Government of Bangladesh (International)
  • Women's Migration, Marriage, and Work: The Role of Infrastructure and Social Norms, International Conference on Social Protection (ICSP), 10/10/2017 to 11/10/2017, Social Security Research Centre (SSRC) (University)
  • Gender Stereotypes and Education: Evidence from Four Muslim Countries, UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, Oxford, 05/09/2017 to 07/09/2017, CFBT Education Trust, UK (International)
  • How can Malaysia reduce income inequality through education? Lessons for Indonesia , The Indonesia Development Form (IDF) 2017 on "Fighting Inequality for better growth", 09/08/2017 to 09/08/2017, The Ministry of National Development Planning, National Development Planning Agency, Government of Indonesia (International)
  • Explaining a 'Development Miracle': Poverty Reduction, Economic Growth, and Human Development in Malaysia, Social Science Seminar Series, 28/07/2017 to 28/07/2017, Faculty of Social Science, University Science Malaysia (USM) (National)
  • Understanding the Theory of Change: Why Empowerment Matters for Preventing Child Marriage, Expert Consultation on Evidence Based Strategies for Ending Child Marriage: Why Empowerment Matters, 10/11/2016 to 10/11/2016, The Population Council & Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) (International)
  • Pushed or Pulled? Poverty, Social Stigma, Manufacturing Growth and Female Employment in Bangladesh: Insights from Four Districts, Seminar on Women's Life Choices in Bangladesh, 15/10/2016 to 15/10/2016, BRAC University and James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH) (International)
  • Purdah Norm and Women's Paid Work Participation in Bangladesh, International Seminar on Women s Participation in the Economy: Policy Challenges for Bangladesh, 10/10/2016 to 10/10/2016, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), The Government of Bangladesh (International)
  • Inclusive growth in Malaysia: Lessons for South Asia, International conference on inclusive and accountable governance in South Asia, 20/07/2016 to 21/07/2016, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) (International)
  • Madrasas in Bangladesh: Literacy and Social Capital, Speakers Forum on "Faith and Education: Contestations around the Madrasa in Bangladesh", a joint initiative between Georgetown University s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, World Faiths Development Dialogue, and Department of Economics and Social Sciences, BRAC University., 12/03/2016 to 13/03/2016, BRAC University, Georgetown University and World Faiths Development Dialogue (International)
  • Education in East Asia: Understanding the North-South Divide, Developing Economies and Emerging Markets (DEEM) Research Centre Seminar, 10/11/2015 to 10/11/2015, Developing Economies and Emerging Markets (DEEM) Research Centre, University of Reading (International)
  • Educational Development in South-East Asia: A Research Agenda, Sharing workshop, 06/08/2015 to 06/08/2015, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, Planning Division, Ministry of Education, Govt of Singapore (International)
  • Gender, Geography and Household Income: Islamic School Choice in Indonesia, Research seminar, 17/04/2015 to 17/04/2015, Demographic Institute, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia (International)
  • Labor Market, Education and the Middle Income Trap: The Case of Malaysia, Policy seminar, 16/04/2015 to 16/04/2015, National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), The Republic of Indonesia. (International)
  • Early Marriage, Formal Schooling and Adolescent Development in Rural Bangladesh, Research Seminar, 30/12/2014 to 30/12/2014, Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC, Dhaka (International)
  • The Dissonance between Schooling and Learning, International Conference on Political Economy, Accountability and Governance, 11/12/2014 to 13/12/2014, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University, Dhaka. (International)
  • Primary schooling, student learning and school quality in rural Bangladesh, Research Seminar, 28/10/2014 to 28/10/2014, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) (International)
  • Individual and community level determinants of social capital, Research seminar, 16/04/2014 to 16/04/2014, Monash University Business School (National)
  • Economics of religious school enrolment, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), August 18th , 18/08/2011 to 18/08/2011 (National)
  • Madrasa Education: The Bangladeshi Experience, World Bank DFID South Asia regional conference on education for all, 24/10/2007 to 26/10/2007, World Bank (International)
  • Religious schooling, social values and economic attitudes, Seminar on Economic Development in the Muslim World: Problems and Prospects , 01/11/2006 to 01/11/2006, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS), University of Oxford  (International)
  • Intergenerational Wealth Mobility in Bangladesh, PEG-Net workshop on Poverty reduction, equity, and growth: New issues and findings , 28/04/2006 to 28/04/2006, The Kiel Institute for the World Economy. (International)
  • EVENT ORGANISER
  • Convener of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) session, ICAEP 2017 Conference, 21/08/2017 to 22/08/2017, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya (University)
  • Convener of the session on "Gender, Institutions and Development in South-East Asia", Asia-pacific Population Association (APA) conference, 27/07/2015 to 29/07/2015, Asia-pacific Population Association (International)
  • Madrasa education in Bangladesh: implications for economic development, UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development, 12/09/2011 to 14/09/2011, CFBT Education Trust, Reading, UK (International)
  • PRESENTER
  • Political Determinants of Bank Performance, PERSIDANGAN KEBANGSAAN EKONOMI MALAYSIA (PERKEM) KALI KE-15, 26/01/2021 to 27/02/2021, University Kebagnsan Malaysia  (National)
  • The Paradox of the Contented Female Factory Workers, Global Labor Organization (GLO) session, ICAEP 2017 Conference, 21/08/2017 to 22/08/2017, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya  (University)
  • Earnings, Employment and Income in China, Singapore Economic Review Annual Conference, 05/08/2015 to 07/08/2015, Singapore Economic Association (International)
  • Poverty in China: The Role of Relative Income, Gender and Location, "New Normal" Theory: Deepening the Comprehensive Reform in China" 2015 China Conference , 12/06/2015 to 14/06/2015, Chinese Economist Society (International)
  • Determinants of School Choice in Indonesia, 4th Annual South-East Asia Studies Symposium, 20/03/2015 to 22/03/2015, Oxford and Sunway Universities (International)
  • Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) Schemes in South and East Asia: Policy Lessons and Future Challenges, Second International Conference on Social Security 2014 , 02/12/2014 to 05/12/2014, SSRC, U Malaya (International)
  • What determines school choice in Bangladesh? , Education at Primary Level Policy Insights from Evidence Based Research, 28/03/2012 to 28/03/2012, International Growth Centre (IGC) (International)
  • Inequality of educational opportunity in India: Changes over time and across states, Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, 29/03/2010 to 31/03/2010, Royal Economic Society (RES), UK (International)
  • Job flexibility and the gender gap in job satisfaction: new evidence from matched employer-employee data, Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, 11/04/2007 to 13/04/2007, Royal Economic Society (RES), UK (International)
  • Intergenerational Economic Mobility in Rural Bangladesh, European Association of Labour Economics (EALA) Conference, 21/09/2006 to 23/09/2006, European Association of Labour Economics (International)
  • OTHERS
  • ADDRESSING THE INEQUALITY GAP., ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION on INEQUALITY. Sixth International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development. 5th - 6th December 2018. Colombo, Sri Lanka., 05/12/2019 to 06/12/2019, TIIKM (International)